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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


I live in Melbourne and have had two collections of poetry published: "Polishing the Silver" (2006) and "Weight of Snow" (2013).

Jennifer Chrystie

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Swan Song

I know these leaves are dying
but their rich blood red
looks so much like vibrant life
spread in a blush

An old woman with swollen
and knotted fingers
knits a grandchild's jacket
in feather-soft white wool

A man on his deathbed
agrees to donate his heart
to the brother
he has always hated

A dying star turns supernova
the massive explosion of colour
seducing artists and seeding
life into the dark